August 14, 2018

Ogier’s work on Ocean Rig restructuring recognised for third time

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Ogier’s work on the restructuring of Ocean Rig has been recognised with a third industry award at Global Restructuring Review’s annual awards in London last week (26th June). The restructuring took the award for ‘Innovation in cross-border insolvency and restructuring’ – the award was further high-profile recognition for Ogier’s innovation last month, following the firm’s […]

Ogier acts in Foxconn Industrial Internet Co Ltd IPO – China’s biggest IPO in year

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Ogier’s Hong Kong team have acted as counsel in connection with Foxconn Industrial Internet’s RMB 27 billion (US$ 4.3 billion) initial public offering (IPO) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Partner and Head of Corporate for Asia Nathan Powell and Senior Associate Carmen Leung provided Cayman Islands and BVI legal advice for the IPO, which is […]

Cayman Islands: Ogier recognised with two awards for Ocean Rig restructuring

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The restructuring of Ocean Rig – the Cayman Islands’ largest ever successful restructuring, in which Ogier acted for the joint provisional liquidators – has won two industry awards. The case has been named Energy Deal of the Year and Restructuring of the Year ($1B – $5B) by M&A Advisor, an achievement that was celebrated at […]

OGIER: Funds specialist Justin Savage promoted to partner in Ogier’s Cayman team

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Funds specialist Justin Savage has been promoted to partner in Ogier’s Cayman Investment Funds team. Justin, who joined Ogier in 2013, advises some of the firm’s largest investment fund clients on the full life-cycle of open-ended and closed-ended investment funds and private equity structures. He has also played a leading role in the firm’s cross-jurisdiction […]

Caribbean farmers and agriculture officers learn sustainable agricultural practices and technologies in Japan

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From Barbados & the OECS More than twenty agricultural practitioners across eleven Caribbean countries have concluded a two-week study tour to Japan. The study tour, supported by the United Nations Development Programme’s Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP J-CCCP), held a primary focus of transferring knowledge and applicable technologies from Japan to the Caribbean. During the […]

100 Women in Finance event tackles ten years of change in investment funds

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Ogier and KPMG are teaming up as 100 Women In Finance co-hosts later this month. Ogier investment funds partner Joanne Huckle is moderating a panel on the new funds era, examining the radical change facing the alternative investment industry. Joanne will be joined by international panellists from KPMG, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, CIBC and Indus […]

Crypto exchange Binance ordered to suspend operations in Japan

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By Adam Samson in London and Leo Lewis in Tokyo From Financial Times YESTERDAY Binance, one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrencies exchanges, has been ordered by the financial services agency in Tokyo to suspend its operations in Japan. Japan’s Financial Services Agency on Friday issued a formal warning to Binance, with officials saying that they […]

Starbucks Chinese gourmet

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Starbucks opened a super-sized gourmet location in China — here’s what it looks like By Kate Taylor From Business Insider Starbucks has opened a stunning location in China that is 300 times bigger than the average coffee shop. On Tuesday, Starbucks opened the 30,000-square-foot Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai. The location has gourmet drinks — like […]

Get cheeky at Paris’ first naked restaurant, where diners eat escargot in the buff

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BY SHANNON CONNELLAN From Mashable Why someone would want to risk dropping hot soup in their lap without a pants barrier is beyond me, but yet, the world continues to enjoy nude dining. Naked restaurants, where folks are invited to dine in the buff, have been popping up in major cities around the world — […]

Cayman Islands’ new Foundation Company offers innovative, flexible and unique alternative

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From Ogier Cayman’s first of its kind hybrid Foundation Company is likely to appeal as a holding vehicle, SPV and succession planning option, says Ogier trusts partner Anthony Partridge. Anthony says that the new structure – introduced by the enactment of the Cayman Islands Foundation Companies Law, 2017 – retains features of companies, and of […]